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Year of Release:
1972
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5,945
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Year of Release:
2016
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5,937
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Year of Release:
1987
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5,931
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Year of Release:
1973
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5,908
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1997
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5,907
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1980
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5,907
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Year of Release:
1998
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5,906
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Year of Release:
1973
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5,875
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Year of Release:
1957
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5,869
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Year of Release:
1978
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5,820
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 31 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 292 3%
1960s 734 7%
1970s 1,474 15%
1980s 1,457 15%
1990s 1,684 17%
2000s 1,791 18%
2010s 2,047 20%
2020s 494 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 25 0%
Various Artists 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 4,996 50%
United Kingdom 2,664 27%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 300 3%
Australia 225 2%
Germany 167 2%
Sweden 141 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,716 97%
Yes 284 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,720 97%
Yes 280 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,887 99%
Yes 113 1%
Best Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Nevermind by Nirvana
3. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
4. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
5. The Bends by Radiohead
6. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
7. Ten by Pearl Jam
8. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
9. Grace by Jeff Buckley
10. In Utero by Nirvana
11. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
12. Illmatic by Nas
13. Dummy by Portishead
14. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
15. Weezer (Blue Album) by Weezer
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Homogenic by Björk
18. Spiderland by Slint
19. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
20. Achtung Baby by U2
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